The Grammy Awards

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff

The most popular awards in music

The Grammy Awards, presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS), are considered the most coveted of the many contemporary music awards. Despite the honor the awards carry and the ratings success of the televised awards show, many industry insiders consider the Grammys to be merely a reflection of mainstream commercial success. The awards are traditionally given around the start of February each year; the music honored at the awards is released in the window of October–September of the preceding year (so the 2019 awards were given for music released between October 2017 and September 2018). We've listed the awards by the year during with the awards ceremony took place.

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